Clematis villosa DC.
subsp. stanleyi (Hook.) Kuntze

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Clematis villosa subsp. stanleyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Clematis villosa subsp. stanleyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Clematis villosa subsp. stanleyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Chamabonda Vlei, Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Clematis stanleyi Hook.
Clematopsis scabiosifolia DC. subsp. stanleyi (Hook.) Brummitt
Clematopsis villosa (DC.) Hutch. subsp. stanleyi (Hook.) J. Raynal & Brummitt
Common names: Bandamusoro (Shona) Muwodziwodzi (Shona) Nyakuvuche (Shona) Shock-headed peter (English) Umatshisa (Ndebele)
Status: Native
This subspecies differs from subsp. kirkii in the much more finely divided leaves with linear-elliptic ultimate segments. In Zimbabwe it is found in the drier parts of the country, particularly on kalahari sand.
Notes: In allocating countries and divisions from the Clematopsis scabiosifolia groups in FZ 1(1), pp. 93-95, I have taken the records for Group A to belong to subsp. stanleyi and records from all the other groups to be subsp. kirkii.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland on Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1000 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and northern South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 29 July 2010

Exell, A.W. & Milne-Redhead, E. (1960). Ranunculaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 93 - 95. as Clematopsis scabiosifolia group A


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Clematis villosa subsp. stanleyi., retrieved 18 October 2017

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